How do I connect my audio and video once I join a Bb Collaborate session?
To connect your audio click on the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen (Note: If this button does not appear, the host of the session may not have granted you access to share audio).

Your browser may prompt you for access to your microphone and camera. Please confirm this action. If you deny the access, you will not be able to use your microphone or webcam with Blackboard Collaborate until you change this setting.
a. The camera device you wish to share.
         i. On a Microsoft Surface, please choose the front camera.
b. The microphone device you wish to share. 

Your microphone icon should now be green.  If not, click on the microphone icon.  To enable your video click on the webcam icon.


You should see the following screen with your webcam in it. After confirming what you see is correct, click “Share Video” to start sharing your camera.   

Your camera icon should appear blue now, and you should see a preview of yourself in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

If you need to change your video or audio source from what you originally selected, click on the purple tab in the bottom right corner

Choose the My Settings tab

Choose Set up your camera and microphone, and follow tthe wizard to change your selections